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Inventorship is one of the most fundamental concepts in patent law. Inventors are the people who contribute the ingenuity necessary to create an invention. It is, however, possible for a patented invention to be the work of two or more joint inventors, sometimes referred to as co-inventors.
In the early 21st century, cross-border commerce has outpaced laws which are designed to protect intellectual property. Inventors are having their ideas ripped off en masse and infringers are operating with near impunity. This is no better exemplified than by the story of Shane Chen.
The United States is far from a meritocracy when it comes to creating the next generation of innovators.
There really is no one-size-fits-all approach inventors can follow, and there is no inventing roadmap to success that will work in all cases. Notwithstanding, there are certainly a number of things that can and should be understood if an inventor is going to pursue inventing as more than a hobby.